Lethal Weapon Recasts Lead With Seann William Scott as New Character

14 May, 2018, 04:58 | Author: Laverne Higgins
  • The Fox procedural remains on the bubble despite being one of the network's better performing hours

Riggs was a dream role and the experience will live with me forever. The Rectify alum later released a statement in which he elaborated on the two incidents that led Warner Bros.to reprimand him.

"Lethal Weapon" airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Fox.

Deadline reports that Scott likely won't be stepping right into the role of Riggs (as portrayed by Mel Gibson in the original film series) but will likely instead be portraying Rigg's brother. "In the third season, series star Damon Wayans will be joined by Seann William Scott (the "American Pie" franchise"), who will play a new character who folds into a partnership with Murtaugh (Wayans).

Getting back to the show, FOX has officially ordered a third season of the hit action-drama, that renewal confirmation came from Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

Fox has made a decision to bring back Lethal Weapon, but not its star.

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Clayne had been disciplined twice for poor behaviour, both incidences saw him reacting with anger to situations which led to him seeking therapy and, on one occasion, donate a portion of his pay packet to the other party.

"Seann is a fantastic addition to this already unbelievable cast", said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn in the announcement. While not going into exact details, we're told that in each instance there were disciplinary actions taken by the studio and the behavior continued. "Matt Miller, his incredible team and everyone at Warner Bros. have been tremendous partners, and we're thrilled to bring this show back for another season".

In Lethal Weapon's season finale, Crawford's Riggs was shot (presumably, now, to death) in the episode's final seconds. Lethal Weapon is a strong performer domestically and internationally - the film franchise is a global smash having grossed hundreds of millions of dollars - and the network was willing to work with the studio to find a way to move forward.

Lethal Weapon will return for Season 3 on Fox next season. Another said, "That no official words have been spoken, just rumors spread by the tabloids".

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